Ford has confirmed June 26 as the official unveiling date of the Puma. The announcement was made on social media by the brand’s Romanian branch and comes in the form of a very blurry video that doesn’t reveal much of its design.
Unlike its namesake, which was a small coupe based on the Fiesta, made from 1997 to 2002, the new Puma one will be a small crossover. It builds on the latest iteration subcompact hatchback and will be positioned between the EcoSport and Kuga, promising a very generous 456-liter (16.1 cu-ft) boot space which, according to Ford, is class-leading.
Set to go on sale likely before the end of the year, with a rumored launch at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, the 2020 Puma will be powered by a mild-hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.0-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine and a 48-volt, belt-driven, integrated starter/generator with a total output of 155 PS (153 hp / 114 kW).
Joining it later on will be other power units, and one candidate is the 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW), 1.5-liter, three-cylinder EcoBoost found in the Fiesta ST, in the range-topping variant that’s expected to debut before the year’s end.
The 2020 Puma will be manufactured in Craiova, Romania, where the B-Max used to be assembled until 2017. The plant, which has received investments of nearly €1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in the last 11 years, also puts together the EcoSport.
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Gepostet von Ford Romania am Montag, 24. Juni 2019